Scientific Name
Synodus macrops  
Synodus macrops大目狗母魚
by: ©Sainsbury, Keith: CSIRO
Author Tanaka, 1917 Depth 35 - 100M
Chinese 大目狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 叉斑狗母魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大目狗母、狗母梭、狗母 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tokyo fish market, Tokyo, Japan [western North Pacific] 
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);Chen J-P, H-C Ho, and K-T Shao. 2007. A New Lizardfish (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from Taiwan, with descriptions of three new records. Zool. Stud. 46(2): 148-154   Tanaka, S. 1917 
Specimen List ASIZP0057567. ASIZP0062692. ASIZP0068255. ASIZP0068429. ASIZP0073416. ASIZP0076367. ASIZP0076379. ASIZP0076380. ASIZP0076390. ASIZP0076398. ASIZP0076399. ASIZP0076411. ASIZP0076454. ASIZP0076587. ASIZP0076588. ASIZP0077064. ASIZP0077871. ASIZP0078566. ASIZP0078567. ASIZP0078568. ASIZP0078569. ASIZP0078570. ASIZP0078571. ASIZP0078572. ASIZP0078573. ASIZP0078574. ASIZP0078575. ASIZP0078576. ASIZP0078577. ASIZP0078578. ASIZP0078579. ASIZP0078580. ASIZP0078581. ASIZP0078832. ASIZP0079216. ASIZP0079334. ASIZP0804016. ...List all 40 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip acuate, upper and lower jaws equal in length. Anteriormost palatine teeth not longer than others and not in a discrete group. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek behind mouth scaled; scales above lateral line 3.5. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays(usually 11); anal fin with 9-11(usually 10); Pectoral fins extending to or beyond a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Four large, X-shaped dark blotches on side of body.
habitats A benthic species, occurring on soft bottoms in depths of 35 to 173 m. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to India and Andaman Sea, eastward to southern Japan and southwards to Australia. It found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.